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CVE-2008-5913

Impact: Low
Public: 2009-01-13
Bugzilla: 480938: CVE-2008-5913 mozilla: in-session phishing attack

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The Math.random function in the JavaScript implementation in Mozilla Firefox 3.5.x before 3.5.10 and 3.6.x before 3.6.4, and SeaMonkey before 2.0.5, uses a random number generator that is seeded only once per browser session, which makes it easier for remote attackers to track a user, or trick a user into acting upon a spoofed pop-up message, by calculating the seed value, related to a "temporary footprint" and an "in-session phishing attack."

Find out more about CVE-2008-5913 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 3.6
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: None

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2010:0500 June 22, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2010:0501 June 22, 2010

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